Cherry Pie : Beauty Haul!

24 February 2011

Beauty Haul!

Ahead of my interview at River Island, I decided to pop into the store to see what sort of styles they are selling at the moment in case they ask me to pick out an outfit. Well I spent about two seconds in the shop gathering information and then decided to have a nosy in Boots...big mistake! I ended up spending most of my points and my money on a little beauty haul...

I've wanted the Maybelline Gel Liner for a little while but they didn't have it in store so had to pop to Superdrug and pick it up. I only had £7 worth of points on my Boots card so decided to pick up the Models Own polish in Juicy Jules as well as the Garnier products. I saw them recommended on and when I went home at the weekend, I found them in mum's make up bag and used them over the weekend.

I have REALLY sensitive skin that is just getting worse and worse with age (note the lack of photos of my face on this blog), I can't tell if it's just spots or blemishes or a proper skin condition as it keeps appearing in the same places! I'll try the products out and let you know how I get on.

In the mean time, here is the Gel Liner and Nail Polish tried and tested...

Models Own Juicy Jules

The Juicy Jules polish is extremely popular but it takes quite a few layers to create this sparkly look and it's a bitch to remove!

I do love the sparkle though and every time you catch a glimpse of your sparkly nails, it makes you feel a bit cheerier!

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner 24H

Most of my make up bag consists of cheap cosmetics from places such as Superdrug and Boots as I can't afford fancy cosmetics from MAC and Benefit etc... I was hoping the product would be available in Boots so I could use my points up, but unfortunately it wasn't. In the end I found it in Superdrug for £5.99, which really isn't a bad price!

I was extremely impressed with this product. It's not long since I mastered liquid eyeliner and I usually swear by L'Oreal's SuperLiner, but this product really is something else. Although liquid eyeliners are simple to use, the Maybelline Gel Liner is even easier! The gel itself comes in a cute little glass post and is extremely soft and easy to work with. It took just 1 attempt to get the look right and the brush is really easy to use and hold. It says it lasts for 24 hours, which I'm always sceptical about; did they manage to stay awake for 24 hours while testing it? I don't think I'll be staying up that long.

I purchased the Intense Black colour which is very vibrant and from reading various reviews, it seems that you can use it on your eyelid as well as your waterline. It's great for creating smoky eye looks and intense sweeping styles.

I'm so glad I picked this product up, it's definitely going to be my favourite product from now on!

[Edit] I've been using the Garnier products for a few days now and they have turned my skin into a crime zone I swear. My face looks horrendous! I have the worst, most sensitive skin imaginable and the spot cream seamed to help a little but after using the moisturiser as well, it's just got even worse, redder and inflamed. I'm starting to wonder if it's your usual spots because it's been reappearing in the same places for about two years now, so I've booked an appointment with the doctor for next week! [/Edit]


  1. does the gel liner really last 24h?:) i use maybelline's liquid pen eyeliner and it's really good and easy to use too :)


  2. I'm sorry to hear about your skin condition.. maybe it's eczema? I'm sure doctor will be able to tell you. But I think what he'll recommend is just to stop using any products with fragnaces and lot of chemicals, which is what Garnier is (i think.. ). Let us know once you know more!

  3. great haul :)
    the polish looks amazing!! x

  4. In reply to Filipa: I've not used any products for quite a few months now and nothing has changed. I thought using the Garnier products might help a bit but obviously not, haha. I try not to use any products but even water dries my skin out badly.

  5. That gel liner looks fab - I need to check it out next time I'm in Boots/Superdrug. Thanks for this great post :)

    And by the way, loving your blog - just followed you :)


  6. Love that Models Own nail varnish x

  7. Must try that eyeliner Ive been after a gel one for a while. I tried the same Garnier products and found them too harsh, ive got really sensitve skin and have been using Clairns - it is dear but a little goes a long way, they also give out large sample sizes and expert advise so well worth a try.

  8. i like the nail polish, nice blog!

  9. I'm really happy with my liquid liner (Colorsport) but this one looks so good too :)

    Rosie x

  10. That eye liner sounds amazing!! Have you had your interview at River Island yet? Good luck if you haven't and I hope you get it xx

  11. great review on the models own nail polish! love love love models own!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

  12. Thanks for letting me know about this eyeliner on my post! I'm going to have to check it out.

    Sorry to hear your skin has broken out. Definitely go to the docs. Hope it gets sorted

    Lauren from Lauren Loves... xxx

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